Photo Story of travel memories in Turkey in the month of December : From Istanbul to Trabzon, then Van, Gaziantep, Konya, Antalya, Izmir, Selcuk, Sirince, then Istanbul.
Jageshwar to Vridhh Jageshwar : A Hike Among Temples
Day hike from Jageshwar to Vridhh Jageshwar Temple.
Shashur Monastery : A Short Hike in Lahaul Valley
Travelogue of a day hike to Shashur Monastery from Keylong via the walking trail.
Othang Gompa – The Crown Jewel of Pattan Valley, Lahaul
Waking up in Keylong in the summer and heading to Jahalman in Pattan Valley in Lahaul for a hike / trek to Othang Monastery.
Day Hike from Raison to Jana Village, Kullu Valley
A detailed experience of the day hike from Raison to Jana Village to Jana Waterfall in Kullu Valley.
Life in Kasar Devi
Experience of living in Kasar Devi, when we are renting a cottage here in the jungle and the descriptions of work and experiences of nature.
A Long Weekend in Chindi & Karsog
Travelogue of exploring Karsog and Chindi, staying at the PWD Rest House in Chindi. Temples of Karsog and walking in the valley.
Dukpa Tseshi Festival of Dokpas – The High Altitude Nomads of Sikkim
The air is thin as we drive farther away from Thangu on the popular road from Lachen to Gurudongmar Lake in North Sikkim. The journey from Delhi has already taken over two days. Time is irrelevant here; and it shouldn’t matter too; for we are documenting Dukpa Tseshi – festival of the Dokpa tribe that…
Old World Charm of Landour, with Rokeby Manor
On the circular path of Landour, a board hanging on a tree announces ‘If we liked noise we wouldn’t live here, if you like noise you shouldn’t be here.’ Immediately, an inexplicable rush of happiness courses through my veins. I’m no stranger to Landour; having spent multiple lazy vacations in this tiny fairytale town (if…
The Goodness of Strangers : Travails & Joy in Gada Gushaini
Names of some places strike the mind as mirages. Not because they might be difficult to reach physically, but rather due to the fact that hardly anyone from the mortal world has been there. And hence when unplanned wanderers like me happen to inadvertently land in obscure and little known hamlets like Gada Gushaini, it…
Himachal’s Newest Offbeat Secret : Thachi Valley
It must have been 2 years ago, in 2016 when I had first heard (or read) the word Thachi. I’d reached Balichowki on my way to Gushaini and was having paranthas at a small eatery when I saw a bus with Thachi written on it. I asked the dhaba uncle and he said the road…
The Charms of Ranikhet : A Handy Travel Guide
It had been an uncharacteristically indecisive day on the road. I was somewhere in the middle of my long summer in Kumaon and had randomly landed in Ranikhet. After wandering to an ancient temple and water source in Someshwar, I’d hopped into a shared taxi to Ranikhet with no plan at all. It was that…